Date of Birth: 26 Feb 1997
Debut: v KR Reykjavik 18 Aug 2020
Signed: 13 August 2020
Swiss international striker, Albian Ajeti, joined the club on a four-year deal in the summer transfer window of 2020, having moved north of the border from English Premier League side, West Ham United.
The 23-year-old spent the previous season with the London Stadium side, having spent the prior two years at Swiss Super League outfit FC Basel.
It was while playing in Switzerland’s top-flight, the forward played alongside Hoops loanee Mohamed Elyounoussi, and was named the Swiss Super League top goalscorer with 17 goals during the 2017/18 campaign.
“The manager’s encouragement was also a big part of me coming here.”
“The manager’s encouragement was also a big part of me coming here. As a football player, especially as a striker, you need confidence. I was happy that the gaffer called me, he made it easier for me to come and sign for Celtic.”
Ajeti made his debut in the UEFA Champions League qualifier against KR Reykjavik which produced a 6-0 win for the Hoops and in his next appearance, he scored his first goal for the club – a crucial winner in Celtic’s 1-0 defeat of Dundee United at Tannadice.
Albian Ajeti earned his first cap for Switzerland after coming on as a substitute against Iceland in a UEFA Nations League tie in September 2018. The Swiss ran out comfortable 6-0 winners with Albian netting the fifth, just six minutes after joining the action.